by American Revival Press Staff June 23 2023 They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
Well look at what has become of the Mighty Euphrates river!?
Here is another more recent example:
Iraq is currently in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the world! Since the very beginning the Tigris and Euphrates River's watered the nation of Iraq giving it some of the best farmland in the Middle East. In antiquity this region was known as "The Fertile Crescent". Academia commonly refers to the area as "Mesopotamia" or literally translated "The Land between the Two Rivers".
The "perfect storm" of events is unfolding in Iraq in what could soon become the worst drought in the Middle East in modern history! 35 years of declining rainfall in Iraq is only a part of the trouble - the whole of the Middle East and into Turkey is being plagued by rains starting later in the season and ending earlier. But the last two or three years have been the worst in decades for Iraq. Not only are their main rivers drying up but all the places the rivers would fill, marshes and swamp-lands, tributaries and lakes are also diminishing or in some places completely evaporating! In 2022 some 90% of their crops, mostly wheat and barley, failed due to lack of rainfall.
Here is a picture showing how low the water level has fallen under a bridge:
Iraq has been blaming Turkey for their shutting off the water supply upstream but Turkey argues that rainfall decline where the rivers originate is the cause of the Tigris and Euphrates drying, not their holding back water from Turkish dams.
“Desertification now threatens almost 40% of the area of our country – a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region,” Iraq’s President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt, November 2022.
“The ancient Fertile Crescent will disappear in this century,” forecasts Akio Kitoh of Japan’s Meteorological Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan. “The process has already begun.”
Nadhir Al-Ansari, professor at Sweden’s Lulea University of Technology, told Reuters that rainfall in Iraq had declined by 30% over the past three decades, with the lowest precipitation coming in the last two years. “What was once known as the Fertile Crescent started to die about 35 years ago,” he said.
What literally ON EARTH is happening!? We at American Revival Press do not hold to a "global warming" or "climate change" pseudo-science agenda as literally nothing of what their prophets have said have come to pass. We are working on an article to expose this "climate change" hoax and propaganda now. But this article about the drying of these historic rivers has an even greater significance than "climate change". The Bible prophesies some 2,000 years ago that the Euphrates would dry up and that this would be a sign as to the coming end of the age. Revelation 16:12, "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared." But also Revelation 9:14+ "Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates."
Here is the Euphrates years ago before it started to dry up:
Here is a picture of the Euphrates from a year ago:
There are dozens of these events taking place in our lifetime signalling that the time is near. Having said that, could God reverse all of this!? Absolutely. Without a doubt, repentance could come to the earth, people could start seeking after righteousness and God could wind back the clock. It has happened many times throughout our history wherein disaster seemed eminent and the sentencing final but the people contended before God and the Lord heard their prayers and gave mercy. The entire story of Jonah goes like this... But there is also the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Not only did the people refuse to repent they doubled down on their rebellion and hatred towards God by seeking to rape and define His angels who came to Lot.